Someone is killing off Swedish military officers and making it look like the works of Soviet agents. Hamilton has to crack the case before all hell breaks loose and there is a full scale ...
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His name is Carl Hamilton from a Swedish noble family - trained by the CIA and a army SEAL. When a group of terrorists based in Sweden threatens to initiate their diabolic plans - the Coq Rouge Carl Hamilton is activated.
Two Swedish business men are kidnapped in Rome by the Mob, and moved to Sicily. Carl Hamilton is sent to Sicily on direct order from the Swedish Government. He is sent to negotiate for ... See full summary »
Swedish agent Hamilton tracks 200 stolen grenades to Russians at the Uzbek/Afghan border. Some men kill both dealers and buyers and steal the grenades. Who are they and what do they want with the grenades?
Swedish intelligence agent Carl Hamilton gets busy when it is discovered that a group of Soviet rebels intend to smuggle a nuclear weapons robot through Sweden. Carl and his colleague must risk life and limb to stop the uprising.
In what has to be one of the worst ideas in Christmas party planning history, Swedish house wife Sara decides to celebrate the yuletide season with her three ex-husbands and their families.... See full summary »
Johan is a two-fisted Gothenburg cop who finds himself in a shoot-out with jewel robbers. After the smoke has cleared, one robber, shot by his accomplice, and an innocent bystander, are ... See full summary »
Carl Hamilton (Coq Rouge) is called to Moscow to testify on behalf of a GRU officer who is charged with treason against the state. He has to testify that the officer has not sold ... See full summary »
Carl Hamilton (Coq Rouge, Sweden's James Bond) is called before KU (Sweden's answer to the American congressional hearing) to answer questions about a spy war between Sweden and the Soviet ... See full summary »
Helén Söderqvist Henriksson,
Guy De La Berg
Someone is killing off Swedish military officers and making it look like the works of Soviet agents. Hamilton has to crack the case before all hell breaks loose and there is a full scale spy-war with the soviets.Written by
Mikael Ahkoila <email@example.com>
This is as good as a thriller can get. The Carl Hamilton saga picks up in a great manner with this TV miniseries from 1990. Peter Haber replaces Stellan Skarsgård as Hamilton and brings much intensity to the part. He shows that although he isn't as big name as Skarsgård, he is still a capable actor, perhaps as capable. Yevgeniy Lazarev makes a great supporting role as the unlikely and unexpected sidekick to Hamilton, the GRU officer Chivartchev.
The stages shift between Sweden, Russia and Palestine and there is a lot of exciting action. At the same time, the plot is very strong and involves a good deal of love scenes and dramatic scenes as well. Hamilton balances on the edge of the razor, caught in a spy game and torn between his relationship with a Swedish policewoman and infatuation with a beautiful Russian woman, Irina.
It is just such an enjoyable series and the original Hamilton author Jan Guillou provides an insightful opening commentary in each part. This is the best Sweden has to offer.
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